Academy Of Music Northwest
A CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS
with Jeremy Samolesky
Saturday, April 16, 5:00 pm
Bellevue Christian Church
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violin
Hajung Yuk, cello
Andrew Liu, piano
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
I. Allegro (Beginning to m.160)
Grant Dunn, violin
Spencer de Chenne, viola
Jessica Korotkin, cello
Belinda Chen, piano
Nocturne in Eb Major, Op. 9 No. 2 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
David Siebert, Piano
JEREMY SAMOLESKY, piano
Jeremy Samolesky, a native of Manitoba, Canada, has been Assistant Professor of Piano at Auburn University’s Music Department since 2007, where he teaches piano performance majors and serves as Piano Area Coordinator. Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative piano performances, Samolesky has appeared in concert as a soloist and chamber pianist throughout Canada, the U.S., Italy, Austria, Malaysia and Singapore, including a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., which was broadcast nationally on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”
Samolesky achieved the rare distinction of graduating with two doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music: Piano Performance and Literature under the direction of Barry Snyder, and Accompanying and Chamber Music with Jean Barr. Eastman has permitted this double-doctorate just once before in the school’s history. In his four years at Eastman, Samolesky garnered many top honors, including the Barr Award, the Barbara M. King Scholarship, the Brooks Smith Scholarship, the “Excellence in Accompanying” award for three years in a row, 1st place in the Kneisel Lieder Competition, and the Performer’s Certificate for distinguished artistry in performance. He also holds the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Washington where he worked with Robin McCabe and the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manitoba where he studied with Delores Keahey.
As a concerto soloist, Samolesky performs regularly with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada, with concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninov. Festival appearances include the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Orford Arts Centre (Quebec), the Agassiz Music Festival (Winnipeg), the Courtenay Music Festival (B.C.), the Methow Music Festival (WA), the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival (Bonefro, Italy), and the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena. Broadcasts of his performances have been heard on Seattle’s KING FM, Canada’s CBC, CJOB, WDAZ (ND), and Troy Public Radio (AL). Dr. Samolesky was also featured in a documentary on the piano music of Sergei Prokofiev, produced by the Manitoba Television Network and directed by Bill Plenty.
Samolesky enjoys maintaining a rigorous performance schedule, with over 60 concerts in more than 10 states over the past two years. After recently returning from a concert tour of Malaysia, his current performing schedule includes a 2010-2011 solo piano tour of the U.S. that will include the premiere performance of David Plylar’s “Faust Variations,” and several duo recitals with clarinetist David Odom, with whom he gave the 2009 premiere performance of David Maslanka’s “Eternal Garden” for clarinet and piano.
Samolesky currently serves on the executive board of the Alabama Music Teachers’ Association. He would like to thank the Manitoba Arts Council for their continued support throughout his career.
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Academy Of Music Northwest
The Academy of Music Northwest has been a leading music school in the Pacific Northwest since 1997, providing music education and performance opportunities for the most gifted young artists between the ages of 4 - 18 for all instrumentalists, singers, composers and conductors. The academy presents recitals, chamber music performances, masterclasses, workshops and orchestra concerts in Bellevue, Seattle and Mercer Island every year.